Northern Circuit Nature & Culture Safari 9 days 8 nights
Pare Mountain Waterfalls, Coffee tour Serengeti NP, Olduvai Gorge & Ngorongoro crater
After breakfast from the lodge drive to the Southern Pare Mountains, about 150 km from Moshi.
Visit the Mghimbi Caves, which in 1860 were used as hiding places during slave raids. Proceed to Malameni Rock where untill 1930, thousands of children were sacrificed to the Gods to appease the evil spirits. Dinner and over night Tona Lodge
Walk along steep slopes, through dense tropical forests and the villages of Pare in the Mbaga Hills deep within the Southern Pare Mountains, a tour of Sothern pare Mountain includes a trip to the hilltop Ranzi Dam and Tona grounds to get glimpses of German history, and unique flora and fauna, A climb to the different mountain peaks from where you get excellent views of Mkomazi National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Shengena Peak and Taita hills of Kenya, A view of Shengena Peak, the highest point of the Eastern Arc Mountains, A view into Pare culture. Dinner and over night at the lode /Campsite
After breakfast for from the lodge drive to Marangu village located on the base of Mount Kilimanjaro this will take 3hrs. At the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, surrounded by lush land scopes, lie hiden waterfalls. You will also visit an old Chagga (the largest tribe in the Northern Tanzania) village, a traditional iron mongers and chagga curves. Dinner and over night at the Lodge or Campsite
Its 45 minutes driver from the lodge to the coffee plantation, the coffee farm is a laudable community-run venture that not only shows you how beans are grown, picked and roasted, but offers insight into the lives of the Chagga coffee farmers who live on Kilimanjaro lower slopes. You will have meals with local families. Dinner and over night at the lodge or campsite.
Drive from moshi to Ngorongoro will take 4-5 hrs; the Ngorongoro Highlands is a dramatic range of volcanic mountains that straddles the rift valley escarpment immediately to the south of the Serengeti. Away from the crater the highlands are much more remote and contain some superb hiking and trekking. To cross these huge landscapes on foot in the company of Maasai 'morani' is a real experience. Dinner and over night at the lodge /Campsite
Drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge, which takes between 3 and 4 hours. Olduvai George is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, where early human fossils were first discovered. It has the amazing landscape that earned it the Maasai name Serengeti – Endless Plains. In the evening, enjoy a game drive in the Serengeti. Again this is a great time to view game – particularly the carnivores as this is their favourite time to hunt. Before dark you shall return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, begin your day with a morning game drives in the Serengeti, and then later in the afternoon drive to Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge. Once at the crater’s rim, get some rest and dinner at the Lodge where you will spend the night.
Very early in the morning, descend down to the crater floor for a day of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on Earth. After a stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo lake, and more wildlife viewing in the afternoon, drive up the steep road out of the crater and return to Arusha or Moshi at your Lodge,
Destinations transfers (airport transfer)
Private 4x4 custom built vehicle
All meals during safari (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodations as mentioned
Entrance fees to National Parks
Ngorongoro Crater fee and bird watching and game drives
What's Not Included:
Visa for Tanzania
Maasai Boma entrance fee
Personal things like sleeping bags, rucksack, footwear and other things like clothing
Tips for guide and personal expenses such as laundry and communications